It has been 10 long years since award winning journalist, retired Marine Corp Captain , and loving son of the Tice family was taken prisoner in Syria. In a very short video clip, he is shown blindfolded and being herded up a hill. As he seems to collapse, his only words were “JESUS, OH JESUS.”
The Tice family has asked three different U.S. presidents to negotiate Austin’s release. So far, he is somewhere in Syria, waiting and praying, but the Syrian government deny any knowledge of him.
Will you pray for Austin Tice and the many other American and foreign Journalists being held somewhere in the world against their will?
Wherever they are…whatever they are going through…pray for strength and courage until the day they are told these most beautiful words…“You are FREE.”
As of 1 December 2021, a total of 488 journalists were in prison because of their work – a 20% increase in one year. This exceptional surge in arbitrary detention is mostly attributable to three countries whose governments are indifferent to their citizens’ yearning for democracy. Complete 2021 report from Journalists Without Borders: https://rsf.org/sites/default/files/rsfroundup_2021.pdf
Here is Austin Tice’s story. Turn up your sound.